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As lovers,
we were reckless;
Children
chasing fireflies
in a field of mines.
We traded kisses
and carefree caresses
for shrapnel
and blackened skin.

Short moments
stolen pawned
at the cost
of darker afternoons,
the twilight
of the dying season;
We didn't ask,
we never questioned
the interest
of our expenditures.

I shed my skin
in the Autumn of youth,
peeled back
the viscera and
bared the bone --
Rising up,
a scarecrow of worms
and raw meat,
amongst the stalks
of reddened corn.

Tonight
she clings
to dusty artifacts,
shelved trinkets
and
wrinkled sheets
laden with memories
of decaying potency;
The wisps
rising from the cooling wick
will never be
as sweet as
when the flame
burned brightest.
I decided to write a poem which incorporated several of the prompts from the 4th Annual Poetry Screams Prompt Contest. Obviously I can't enter the contest, but I enjoy playing with the prompts also. This poem includes the prompts: Autumn Kiss, The Dying Seasons and A Debt of Bones. I haven't been posting much of what I write lately, but I thought I'd share this one.
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Given 2013-06-23
Autumn Autopsy by `dreamsinstatic is a rolling read crafted with a "beautiful array of creative imagery" (suggester's words). ( Suggested by LadyLincoln and Featured by neurotype )
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BrokenLovePoet Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
You have always been my favorite deviant...

It remimds me of what love should be. Young and carefree...
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
:blackrose: Your lovely poetry has been featured here: fav.me/d6ogtjc
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Rebin-Nooradeen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Meaningful words! 
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ThisOctober Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. Simply Beautiful
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lucydragon17 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice (I'm horrible at coming up at 'nice' words, but this is truly a great piece). Congratulations on your Daily Deviation!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you :)
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lucydragon17 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :)
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thespirit89 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I absolutely love this :)
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:heart:
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Excellent poem and congratulations on the DD! :)
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you.
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reggar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you!
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crossing-ariel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Congrats on the DD! :)
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you.
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you.
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Felka-wolf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is freaking amazing.
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:D
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Ask-Mariko-Kusumi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
The imagery in this is chillingly beautiful. Congrats on the well deserved DD <33
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thanks so much.
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Writer
Congrats on the feature! This piece has exceptional sound quality.
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you so much.
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Patrikia-Bear Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   General Artist
congratulations on the DD. steven darling! :tighthug:
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thank you, dear.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   General Artist
but of course. :heart:
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Nekogami13 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow...so Automny! I like the title too. This whole thing is very full of feeling.
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thank you.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooooh wow. I love the imagery, and the feeling that the melancholic tone of the poem gives.
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thanks so much.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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Perfling Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I absolutely love the first stanza :)
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
:D
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red-moon-rabbit Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is genuinely beautiful, it is rare to find such well-written poetry.
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Wow, thank you.
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wordeea Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
congratulations on the DD ! very well deserved
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thank you very much.
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thank you!
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NobleElf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Poignant. Personal. Perfect.
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
:heart:
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LaptopNinja510 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! Well earned DD~
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thank you.
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LaptopNinja510 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
So well deserved :clap:
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thanks, sweets.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thank you!
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